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ABUJA — The federal government has approved a sum of N38.4 billion for the completion of abandoned road projects in Benue, Bayelsa, Anambra, Imo, and Nasarawa state. Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing confirmed the development to state house correspondents on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting. According to the minister, the projects are old and were inherited from past administrations. He noted that the cost of the projects was revised to reflect...

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KANO — The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, has said the pressure on the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), to make money is misdirected, adding that the agency was a regulatory body rather than a revenue-generating agency. Ameachi asked that the pressure be directed to the Nigeria Ports Authority as it is their responsibility to generate funds. He said the mandate of NIMASA was to act as a regulator of maritime safety and...

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MAIDUGURI — The Future Assured College Maiduguri,  Borno state established by Aisha Buhari Foundation (ABF), for orphans who lost their parents to insurgency will receive support of N500 million from the Victims Support Fund (VSF) for equipping and running the institution. General T.Y Danjuma (retd), Chairman of VSF, made this known in Maiduguri, during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the VSF and ABF. Danjuma who was represented by the Executive Director of...

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ASABA — Commissioner for Works, Rural and Riverine Roads, Mr. Solomon Golley, on Monday urged engineers constructing roads in Delta to refrain from delivering substandard jobs and embrace professionalism.  Golley, gave this advice when the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Asaba chapter, paid him a courtesy visit in his office, in Asaba. The commissioner decried the shoddy job done at the Inter-Bau bridge, in Asaba, and attributed it to carelessness on the part of the...

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YOLA — Chief of Staff, Maiha LGC of Adamawa State, Adamu Abubakar, (My Pakka), while featuring on Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation, (ABC) Yola, programme  “Mugani a kasa” said heavy downpour has cut-off two major international highways linking Nigeria with Cameroon republic via Maiha local government of Adamawa State. A statement by Abdulganiyu Pakka, a media aide to the chairman of Maiha local government, Idi Amin, quoted the chief of staff as saying that as a result...

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ABUJA — The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has disclosed that the Ministry will soon deploy the Five Generation network (5G) in Nigeria for increased connectivity. Pantami disclosed this when he featured on FORUM, a special News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) interview programme in Abuja. Pantami said that the ministry had started discussions with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) concerning spectrum for commercial purposes.” “From that spectrum, NCC will give it...

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ABUJA —  A group of women, known as “Able Women, has taken to repairing dilapidating access roads to their community — Byazhin-across community, Kubwa– a suburb of Abuja. The access roads leading to the community have been so bad, causing accidents for the residents. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who spoke with some of the women concerning the road, report that Byazhin Across, is a suburb in the Bwari Area Council. Mrs. Khadijat Kosoko,...

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LAFIA — The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Project (NEWMAP) has allocated the sum of N1.5 billion for the construction of stormwater drains in five Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Nasarawa State to mitigate flooding. Mr. Kwa’Kaha Jonathan, the Project Coordinator of NEWMAP in the state, said this while flagging off the project in Lafia on Friday. Jonathan explained that NEWMAP, a World Bank assisted project, conceived the idea to execute the project in Nasarawa state...

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ABUJA — The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, says his ministry is currently working to get the support of some authorities just to ensure the passage of the National Water Resource Bill. On Thursday, during the weekly press briefing organized by the presidential communications team in Abuja, Mr. Adamu said he pushing for the passage of the bill by lobbying the National Assembly and the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF). According to the minister, the...

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YOLA — The United Nations (UN) has earmarked $375million dollars to fight food insecurity in the Northeast sub-region, following the devastation by insurgency. Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a meeting with UN agencies representatives of communities of Madagali local government area held in Gulak town, the administrative headquarters of the local government. The meeting was convened to assess the humanitarian needs of the people devastated by activities...

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